Despite the constant invitation of foreigners to participate in the Japanese economy, we hear talk about the structural barriers of the Japanese market.
People try to figure out why this place is so difficult to crack; they ask how come—we have been knocking on the door! We have set up a shop! We have invested money! We have hired people! We're doing everything the Japanese say we should be doing, yet it doesn't seem to work!
This article is aimed at individuals already living in Japan, who want to establish their own business in the country.
Nevertheless, there are basic information and links to different sources within the article to help those who are planning to move to Japan and start their own independent business as well.
If you're considering establishing a company, you probably have something you want to sell; whether it’s a product or simply your time in the form of services. However, that doesn't mean you need to establish a company.